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Rustic Rye IPA - Bootlegger's Brewery

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Rustic Rye IPARustic Rye IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

209 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 209
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Bootlegger's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DoubleJ on 01-31-2009)
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Photo of ramseye4
3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

A=A light golden color with faint amber hues. One finger head with subpar retention and lacing.
S=Subdued caramel malt and rye. Not strong at all, definitely the low point of this beer. The rye is subdued but adds a nice touch.
T=Prominent caramel malt and subdued rye, some hop bitterness comes out in the aftertaste. Very drinkable, but not outstanding.
M=The high point of the beer. Very high carbonation that feels great rolling across the tongue. Medium body.
O=I'm glad I got to try this, but it doesn't hold a candle to Hop Rod Rye. Still, I would definitely have it again.

ramseye4, Apr 05, 2011
Photo of lsummers
3.46/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a rusty light orange with a one finger head

Smell is very subtle, mild citrus hops with a touch of peppery malty sweetness.

Taste is also not as bold as I was expecting. Mild bite of hops at first, grapefruit, and subtle grass that ends on a sweet malty peppery note.

Overall, it's a very drinkable ipa. Nothing stands out, which would make this perfect for the back yard bbq. But if your searching for the added "Rye", this might not impress.

lsummers, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of AgentZero
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Burnt umber color with an off-white head that had moderate retention and stick.

S - Fairly mild. Not a particularly hoppy IPA, although granted it is a single as opposed to double. There's some citrus/grapefruit notes. Some caramelized rye on the backbone. It smells nice, but fairly innocuous.

T - Easy drinking. Some more hops, mostly grapefruit in nature. The rye is nicely present, but not overpowering. Nothing in this beer is overpowering, just smooth, easy to drink.

M - Moderate body and carbonation and finishes on the dry side.

O - Not a bad beer, can get it down easily enough, but there isn't a ton special that is going on here.

AgentZero, Jul 14, 2011
Photo of Wowcoolman
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Rye IPA hopped with Citra, poured into a Tremens glass. The nose is pleasant; sweet and malty. The taste is hops and rye, but the combination doesn't quite come together creating a weird mix of flavors with the rye somewhat holding things together. A subtle honey sweetness comes at the finish. Interesting, but not on the level of Hop Rod or Lenny's RIPA.

Wowcoolman, Mar 05, 2011
Photo of azdback
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Spaten tumbler. A bright, clear orange color. Swarms of large carbonation bubbles lead to a large three finger head that is sea foam white and the same in appearance. Lace seems to be very sticky at this time.

Smell is kind of lemony, with some bread or yeast and rye spice.

Taste is bitter of a yellow grapefruit, some sweetness too. There is just a bit of rye spice to this but not at all in the front.

Mouth is crisp and the carbonation is round to spritzy. Body is delicate and the finish is average and dry.

Overall I am a little confused by this one. I couldn't get a lot of rye in the taste. This is a must try if easily obtainable but don't go beating down the trading forums for this one. Thanks to nycwinter for the chance to try this one.

azdback, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of Augustiner719
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a tulip glass.

Got this as an extra, cant remember who but thank you very much if you read this.

Pours a beautiful red brown color with hop haze and a massive, massive head. almost thought it was infected at how much head there was and the retention lasts forever. Smells bready with just a slight spicy note from the rye. has a touch of lemony hops as well. Tastes a touch sweet, but has a good hop bite to it. sorta has that hombrewed sweetness to it. Love the light body with caramel malts. I would have thought it was an amber ale to be honest with some hops added. Nothing crazy for the style but the key here is that its balanced well. Mouthfeel is decent with that medium carbonation retaining in the actual liquid after the massive head recedes. This is a very drinkable beer, just nothing to go running for. not sure of the price but if its a qpr then maybe its worth a shot to seek out. nice job though.

Augustiner719, Jul 16, 2010
Photo of DefenCorps
3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A mildly hazy orange amber with a dense, off-white head, this is a decent looking IPA, The nose is quite solid, a moderate rye character along with some grapefruit and pine hops, this also has some tropical fruit character. Malt character is mild, a little bit of caramel is present. The rye is rather bready too.

The palate opens with a blend of rye and grapefruit and a little bit of chalk. Bitterness is moderate, and there's a pleasant blend of fruit and pine. A touch of soap as well. The mid-palate is where the rye comes to play, rather spicy and bready. Sweetness is medium- medium-low with some honey present. Moderately drying and mildly bitter on the finish, there are lingering flavors of fruit and pine, this beer is a little watery. Solid

DefenCorps, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of SudsSurfer
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

SudsSurfer, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of ste5venla
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

ste5venla, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of jdougherty
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

jdougherty, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of Booner818
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Booner818, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of 1424IpA
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

1424IpA, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

oline73, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of BWH999
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

BWH999, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of Cinderbike
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Cinderbike, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of Daktah
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Daktah, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of raulazzer
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

raulazzer, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of Shogun730
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Shogun730, May 17, 2013
Photo of blackcloud
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

blackcloud, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of BeerBuckeye
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

BeerBuckeye, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of DaveHack
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

DaveHack, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of nathan-mcwherter
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

nathan-mcwherter, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of sasdragon
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

sasdragon, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of HopHead84
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

8/21/2011

A: Dark gold with a big frothy white head and lots of lacing on the pint glass.

S: Floral notes with orange, tangerine, and grapefruit. Malt is bready, with rye and caramel.

T: Bread and caramel with a little rye. Notes of orange blend with tangerine, attempting to combat the malt. Alcohol is well hidden. Bitterness is at a moderate level.

M: Medium body with moderate carbonation.

Overall: A good IPA, though maltier than desirable.

HopHead84, Aug 22, 2011
Photo of lupercmda
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

lupercmda, May 16, 2014
Rustic Rye IPA from Bootlegger's Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 209 ratings.